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K-5
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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 628
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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5215 Overdale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90043

(323) 293-6251
(323) 293-2021
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October 18, 2014
I am a student at Windsor Hills and kids are getting bullied, saying bad words, unkind, every grade has a fight every day and some teachers are mean.

- submitted by a community member
July 02, 2013
DO NOT send your child to this school, my son started this school in 2nd grade highly above average as indicated by california standardized testing and is leaving this school going to 4th grade now at average, over the summer we will be brushing up on the skills that this school failed to provide and foster , disgusted

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2012
DIsorganized! This stems from the principle lack of leadership, dis-organization and poor judgement. As stated in other reviews the princple only has her "pet" teachers in her best interest, fund raisers 2nd and the children last. There are a handful of great teachers but just as many poor teachers. They also allow family members of current teachers as well as the principles mother to sustitute the classes. The school is just poorly managed, which is unfortunate for a school that has so much potential.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2012
i went to Windsor Hills since Pr-k all the way to %th grade. i loved it i enjoyed all my teachers and the principal. i didnt want to grow up when i realized i would have to leave the school. This school taught me everything. i am now a freshman in college and i wish i can go back to when times where great in windsor hills. i graduated there in 2004 and here it is 2012 and im still wishing for a chance to go back and see all the loving people who molded me into the intellegent young lady i am today. I have a 6 month old son and i guarentee he will be in windsor hills if it stands. i love and miss this school and when iim done with the army i will go back and visit.- Shanice Mahone c/o 2004

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2011
This is my son's first year at this school. He came from a school where he was bullied by both his teacher and some of the students. So this school is definitely a big jump from there. So far, things are okay. The school is very clean and the principal seems dedicated. Many of the teachers seem a little detached however. I've found that his current teacher has very short patience. I thought this was a little odd as a 4th grade instructor. I understand that teaching children is a challenge and I do acknowledge my son's lack of attention. But he's come a long way from his school last year. Teachers kept quitting or getting laid off there and my son's class had 6 teachers within one year.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2011
Windsor Hills is the best elementary school in LAUSD. The teachers and staff are pleasant and overextend themselves to parents and the children. The teachers go above and beyond to teach students and they do a great job with the home -school connection. The students are well behaved and respectful and that is a reflection of the teachers and parents influence on them. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
YES I AGREE WITH ALOT OF THESE REVIEWS,THE PRINCIPAL DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS I THINK SHE ONLY CARES ABOUT GETTING A PAY CHECK AND I HAVE HAD SEVERAL TEACHERS SAY SHES NOT GOOD AT ALL MAYBE IF THEY GET RID OF HER AND BRING SOMEONE WHO CARES ABOUT OUR KIDS AND NOT JUST ABOUT CERTAIN TEACHERS IT WOULD BE BETTER.AND SHES A BIT RUDE AND I DONT LIKE THAT AT ALL.....

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2010
This school use to be a great school four years ago when my children joined the school but now is a joke.What some of the teachers care is to sell CANDY in school everyday year round in the name of fundraising. This make kids want to bring money to school everyday. My child was being bullied by a student for not bringing money to school to buy CANDY.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2010
I find the school excellent as well as the teachers and the principal.This is my childs ist year and he's loving it.It breaks my heart to leave but its because of family matters.I really dont know how to tell him that hes not coming back here.He had a great experienced academically and socially.He also found a best friend who is a very well mannered boy.I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2010
This school is poorly run. The principal only cares for her teachers, not the students. I had one meeting with her, in which she showed up 35 minutes late, offered no apologies to me, but apologized to the teacher. The lady who works in the front office has POOR people skills and ALWAYS seems bothered when a parent has a question. I hear a lot of foul language on they playground with teachers being within earshot, but no one says anything. Some of the teachers seems to only be concerned about their check and not our children's education. After speaking with parents before the bell rings in the morning, I learned that a lot of parents stay because they want to be sure their child is supervised, because there is ABSOLUTELY NO yard supervision. This school is poorly run and my child WILL NOT be returning next year.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 12, 2010
This school is a reflection of budget cuts and seemingly poor interest by the principal. It is disorganized, the administration is openly hostile, and act as if concerned parents are bothering them. There is no real yard supervision, and the kids are running wild. The principal never returns phone calls, and does not acknowledge requests for meetings. My son has not learned very much there, he is practically home school and will not be returning there next year, which is a shame, since we are trying to support the local public school.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2009
My daughter attendes school at windsor hills her teacher was mr.ramirez he was a great teacher he explained things well and was very well organized I hated that he was affected by this budget big mess but over all the school was ok

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 25, 2009
My son will be in the 2nd grade in September. His Pre-K teacher, Ms. West, was outstanding. Kinder. was very good. It just keeps getting better as far as the teachers. His 1st grade teacher, Ms. Macasero knows her subjects, how to treat her children with respect, and how to get the very best out of her students. I t is obvious that she cares about her students succeeding, and she loves her career as a teacher. There should be more teachers like Ms. Macasero in the District. I would recommend all of the past teachers to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 31, 2008
its a realy great school i loved it i am in the 11th grade now and i miss everything about that school all my teachers even the principle its just a realy great school to go to

- submitted by a student
no rating June 24, 2008
I have a son who just graduated from Kindergarten. His teacher, Mr. Pratt, was very caring and kept parents informed. In my opinion he went above and beyond the call of duty. The afterschool program called The Study Institute is amazing. The staff is extremely caring and really care about the kids. Overall I am happy my son is attending Windsor Hills and would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
July 14, 2007
I had two extremely different experiences at Windsor Hills. The principal was of no help. I finally stopped trying with Windsor Hills and removed my children.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
My daughter graduated from the 5th grade at Windsor Hills Math/Science/Aerospace Magnet in 2007. She has attended since the 1st grade. In all I would say her teachers have been very helpful and communicates well with parents and children. The school is well maintained. I will miss Windsor Hills.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2007
Great school.Location is wonderful.Teachers are excellent and care about students progress.My son is in the fourth grade and his teacher mrs.Hesis is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2007
My daughter has attended this school since kindergarten she will be graduating in June I must say that I am extremely proud her and it is because of the fine quality of teachers and leadership here at this school. I would recommend this school to any parent seeking enrichment in your child's education,and not to mention discipline and safety. Me and my daughter are happy with this school and they have prepared her with the necessary tools for middle school

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
I have two children enrolled in this school, one in the fourth grade, and one in the first grade. This school is wonderful. The teachers, and staff are all very knowledgeable, and caring. My children have soared greatly in all areas, and have received nearly perfect test scores. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
My child has attended this school for two years. I love the parent teach involvement and the oppurtunities that this school allows the children to be apart of. I have had nothing, but good experiences all the way around. Mrs. Crowe, the principal, is a lovely person and has an open door policy. My son experienced the Washington, DC trip for the fifth graders and he had a wonderful experience. I would like to thank the teachers and parents for making this such a wonderful experience for me and my child.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
November 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
My experience with Windsor has been a great. My son attending 1st last year and his teacher, Ms. Macasero was absolutely wonderful. She made learning interesting for my son as well as challenging. This year, he is already thriving under the instruction of a very experienced teacher, Mrs. Piligian who I have found shares my same view on homework, personal responsibility and the need to challenge. I also found that this year (2005-2006) Administration at Windsor Hills (this, including all office staff) has been wonderfully helpful and courteous. Overall, I am very satisfied with all the school offers.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
My daugther is in the fourth grade at Windsor Hills and has attended since Pre-Kindergarten and it's been a great experience. Like most schools in LAUSD, there are some issues but there is a lot of parent involvement and I've had great experiences with her teachers. The school has a great Principal and our family loves it.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
My daughter recently graduated from Windsor Hills. The school is excellent from the administration, to great teachers, well rounded students and good parental involvement. While we have had a great five years there. I will still support the school's efforts to remain a California's Distinguished School.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 09, 2005
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August 09, 2005
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- submitted by a student
July 31, 2005
This school has developed a solid reputation for focusing on the high level skills that prepare kids for middle school and beyond. The atmosphere is safe, with a no nonsense policy towards behavior. The teachers are committed to making sure their students have a good foundation before moving on.

- submitted by a teacher
June 23, 2005
My daughter graduated from this school in 2002 and was a student from the first grade. The teachers were very diligent and persistent in shaping the understanding of the children in all grades. The faculty were always helpful to me and my child though we needed assitance with very minor issues. I and my daughter are very proud to say she was a student there.The after school program that was there when my daughter was there was great and there were lost of varied activities for the students to participate in.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2005
Windsor Hills is a great school. I attended there as a kid and two of my children have also attended. Although it has changed over the years. Parent involvement in my opinion is welcome and remains high.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
My daughter attended windsor hills for her 5th grade year. This is a very good school the principal as well as the teachers provide excellent academic skill as well as social skills for all the students. We really enjoyed the one year she attended, I recommend the school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2005
My son attended Windsor Hills from kindergarten until he graduated from the 5th grade. I am currently trying to get my 6 and 5 year-old boys into Windsor Hills Magnet Program. I was so satisfied with the supportive staff, great academics and parent involvement. Children were disciplined appropriately and the homework load was reasonable. Stanards are high at Windsor Hills and the support and patience are there for your child.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2004
'Both of my children have attended Windsor Hills since Kindergarden. The new principal former assistant principal Ms. Crowe has taken the place of long time principal Verteane Burrell. Both are highly knowledgeable in the academic, and safety of our children.' The California Distinguished School of the year 2003-2004 traditional year. This school in the beautiful Windsor Hills of Los Angeles I'm so proud and privaleged to be apart of. This school has been in attendance from now three generations of my family. The old time September through June traditional school year make this a great opportunity for consistant months of education. The uniforms burgandy and grey teach the children not to focus on the name brand clothes. Also, free dress on Friday gives them a chance to give their uniforms a break. The extra curricular activities, safety, and discipline are rated a five (5) from my point of view.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2004
My daughter will be attending Windsor Hills Magnet school in the fall of 2004. I am very excited. I have heard some wonderful things about this school. I just recently enrolled her and in speaking to a parent whose 5 children have attended this school from K-5, she is very happy with the academic program, as well as how the principal disciplines the students. The whole administration seems to have a lot of patience and seem to be very loving. I think I will be very happy with this school. I am very impressed with the 'School Mission'. This schools main goal is to empower students to achieve maximum potential academically and socially. That is very important to me. Also, this school has various Instrutinal progams. 'Open Court' and an accelerated math program 'Scott Foresman Math'. Science is very important. The annual science fair is very fun and exciting.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2004
My daughter has attended Windsor Hills for 2 years. The first year was absolutely terrible. There was poor communication with the teacher as well as the principle. On several occasions I attempted to communicate with both the teacher and principle with no success. I received no acknowledgement until I contacted individuals at the school board level. This is not a school I would recommend to those who don't settle. Although there were several parents who felt the same, about the teaching and overall school itself, no one would speak on it. This year the teacher is much better in teaching and demeanor, I can't say much of anything else in the school has changed.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2003
I have two children attending Windsor Hills Magnet school. I also have a child that previously attended the school, who has since graduated. I must say this school has good academics, disiplinary guide lines and excellent teacher involement and participation. My oldest child currently atending the school is writing busness proposals and practicing higher level mathematical thinking. My youngest child is in one of the kindergarten classes and he is writing sentences and thinking on a very high abstract level. I would recommend this school to parents who are looking for an environment where thier child can grow and learn at a higher level.

- submitted by a parent
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Windsor Hills Math Science
5215 Overdale Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90043
(323) 293-6251
Last modified Windsor Hills Math Science is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Windsor Hills Math Science Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top